Magnetic Alloys and Nanostructures
In this most recent research direction we develop new magnetic alloys, such as permanent magnets, and perform detailed studies of their physical properties. We also investigate novel nano-magnetic phenomena, e.g. nanoscopic spin textures and skyrmions, and study the properties of magnetic cellular organisms such as magnetotactic bacteria. By developing a physical framework for such systems we will obtain important information for the tailoring of artificial magnetic nanostructures and nanocomposites.